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9 Day Tour from Naples to Sorrento

June 15 - 23, 2020

$2580 CAD pp
Included Savings:
- Save 10% per person ($574 per couple)
- Exclusive at Maritime Travel - Save $150 per couple 


This 9-day Italy tour “off the beaten path” takes you on a journey to discover world-renowned treasures in art, architecture, and history. You’ll begin in Naples – home to centuries of some of the most important art and architecture Italy has to offer. 

Throughout your guided tour of Southern Italy, you’ll visit royal residences, as well as ancient Greek archaeological marvels, before arriving in the Mediterranean-style town of Cellino San Marco. 

You’ll find the perfect respite from your sightseeing adventures with a two-night stay at the Salento estate of singer and winemaker Al Bano Carrisi. This peaceful countryside estate – near the Adriatic Sea – offers delicious wine from its vineyard with other delicacies, including local produce, olive oil, and homemade pasta. Stroll the grounds or lounge by the pool before embarking on your discoveries in Lecce and Otranto. 

This Southern Italy escorted tour will introduce you to local favorites in delectable pastries and coffee, as well as truly remarkable architectural and historical structures. You’ll visit a traditional Trullo in Alberobello, and you’ll discover amazing ancient treasures awaiting you in the caves of Castellana Grotte, and the archaeological site of Paestum – as you traverse from the “heel of the boot” of Italy across to the opposite coastline, to Sorrento. Also enjoy visits to the 13th-century octagonal citadel Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and to the magnificent Palazzo Reale, royal residence of the Bourbons in Naples.

Truly a feast for the mind, body, and soul, your escorted tour of Southern Italy will satisfy your curiosity in art and history – as well as your spirit of adventure – with hidden local treasures waiting to be discovered along the way. 

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MEALS

Full breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Sorrento

ITINERARY
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY
Welcome to Naples! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner

DAY 2 NAPLES
Discover the major sites of this fascinating city during your guided sightseeing this morning. See the remarkable Triumphal Arch of the New Castle, St. Charles Theater, Galleria Umberto, and the semicircular Piazza Plebiscito. The highlight is a visit to the magnificent PALAZZO REALE, royal residence of the Bourbons from 1734-1860. Since 1925, it also has housed the National Library. Afternoon and evening at leisure; join an optional excursion to make the most of your stay.
 Breakfast

DAY 3 NAPLES–CASTEL DEL MONTE–BARI
Enter the region of Apulia, the heel of Italy’s “boot.” Enjoy a guided visit of the 13th-century, octagonal citadel CASTEL DEL MONTE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and considered by some as the most fascinating castle built by Emperor Frederick II. Arrive in the capital of Apulia, Bari, a port on the Adriatic Sea.
 Breakfast

DAY 4 BARI–OSTUNI–CELLINO SAN MARCO
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a walk through the OLD TOWN, and a  taste of the local focaccia. Next is attractive Ostuni, often called the “White Town,” a charming example of Mediterranean architecture. Its Old Town is located on top of a hill and fortified by ancient walls. Stay overnight on the beautiful and peaceful Tenute Al Bano Carrisi estate, situated in the Salento countryside. Savor local produce and wine from the estate’s vineyards, as well as olive oil and homemade pasta. Soak up the local atmosphere as you relax around the pool area.
 Breakfast
Dinner

DAY 5 CELLINO SAN MARCO. EXCURSION TO LECCE & OTRANTO
Arrive in Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” to discover the lacy stone buildings and baroque squares during your guided walking tour.  Taste local pasticciotto and almond coffee. Enjoy time to explore the streets of the lovely center, before continuing to picturesque Otranto, an historic seaside town and port, surrounded by its imposing defensive walls and dominated by its romanesque cathedral. Return to Cellino San Marco.
 Breakfast
Dinner

DAY 6 CELLINO SAN MARCO–ALBEROBELLO–CASTELLANA GROTTE
In Alberobello, follow your Local Guide for a visit to a TRULLO, one of the conical houses famous for their unique characteristics. The structure assures excellent indoor climate control—cool in summer and warm in winter. Continue to Castellana Grotte, where a  visit to the underground CAVES, one of the most important attractions of the region, is included before heading to your hotel.
 Breakfast
Dinner

DAY 7 CASTELLANA GROTTE–PAESTUM–SORRENTO
Paestum, or Poseidonia, named in honor of the Greek god of the sea, was founded in the 6th century. During your visit of the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE with a Local Guide, see the ancient Greek temples dating back to 600-400 BC. Arrive in the charming, seaside resort of Sorrento.
 Breakfast

DAY 8 SORRENTO
On an orientation walk with your Tour Director, see the old town's characteristic lava-stone streets, the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building, the ancient bell tower, and St. Antonio Church, dedicated to Sorrento's patron Saint. There is the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the Amalfi coast. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate your vacation.
 Breakfast
Dinner

DAY 9 SORRENTO
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples).
 Breakfast



*Terms & Conditions: 

Prices quoted are per person based on double occupancy, are land only, reflect ALL applicable savings, and are in Canadian dollars. Airfare extra. Offers reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions apply. Save $150 per couple on select 2020 Globus Italy Vacations: Book a select 2020 Globus Italy vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus and 2020 Oberammergau) to receive $75 off the land price per person. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between August 19 and September 9, 2020 for 2020 travel. Combinable with any other offer including the Welcome Back Credit, if applicable. Not applicable to groups, custom tours, or TBA space. Offer applies to new 2020 bookings only, and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn at any time. Save 10%: Book and deposit a 2020 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding 2020 Oberammergau and Escapes by Globus) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between February 7, 2018 and December 2, 2019 for travel in 2020. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air credits. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2020 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. Available from participating GFOB office only. 20EBD